Summer Nights at Busch Gardens will sizzle with excitement

High-Energy Pyrotechnic Show and TV Dance Sensations Headline the Summer Fun

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WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia (June 12, 2018) – There are more reasons than ever to make Busch Gardens® Williamsburg the place for summer fun.  Lasers, pyrotechnics, a popular neon dance troupe, cool zones, super shakes and tie-dyed crepes, plus more exciting offerings will make it a summer to remember.


To kick it all off, Busch Gardens and Coca-Cola® will present “Spark,” an all-new, one-of-kind pyrotechnic laser light show.  This high-energy spectacle will feature a cast of 10 party-starters, a bubble dance floor for guests and a custom soundtrack packed with popular dance music by award-winning artists.  Electric dance mixes will come to life with flame effects, concert lighting and an awesome laser pyrotechnic show in the park’s 5,000-seat outdoor amphitheater.  Found only at Busch Gardens, Spark will perform nightly July 6 – Aug. 12 in the Royal Palace Theatre.


And that’s just the beginning of the summer fun at the Williamsburg theme park.


“Light Balance,” a neon dance troupe, popularized by its appearance on NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent,” is on tap to perform five shows nightly July 6 – 8 in the park’s Abbey Stone Theatre.  The dance team’s glowing costumes are designed with special wire coating and luminescent material.  Each suit is made by hand and is a complex multichannel light system.  A team of talented, young dancers, designers and programmers tell their story through brilliant choreography. 


The music turns up with dance parties each night in the park’s France village.  A DJ sets the vibe for a fun-filled evening just outside the Royal Palace Theatre.  Not far from the action, the Wilkommenhaus will transform into a mind-blowing visual spectacle with a new projection mapping experience.


Visitors can get their fireworks fix at the park this summer, too.  Beginning July 6, the night skies will light up every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 2.  The park also will celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks July 3 – 5, as well.


These entertaining shows are sure to make the night sizzle, but when the day heats up, Busch Gardens is ready to cool guests down with giant mister fans and, of course, water rides like Escape From Pompeii® and Roman Rapids®.  In addition, visitors should be on the lookout for the new Spritzer Squad roaming throughout the park, refreshing willing guests as they stroll along the pathways.


Summer Nights Snapshot:

  • Spark presented by Coca-Cola: July 6 – Aug. 12
  • Light Balance: July 6 – 8
  • Fireworks: July 3 – 5, plus every Fri., Sat. and Sun. July 6 – Sept. 2
  • Wilkommenhaus Visual Spectacle; July 6 – Aug. 12

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The best way for consumers to enjoy all the summer fun is with a Membership.  Make unlimited visits to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA throughout the year for as little as $12 a month.  For more information, visit




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